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Day 4 and 5 WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE WITH LINDA

Monday, October 15, 2012

Day 4 and 5 (100 day challenge w/ Linda Spangle)

MONDAY OCTOMBER 14, 2012




DAY 4 SETTING BOUNDARIES NOT DIETS ( THAT DOES SOUND SO MUCH BETTER?) IT DOES TO ME.

INSTEAD OF GETTING STUCK ON THE WORD DIET THINK OF IT AS SETTING BOUNDARIES---WHICH ARE FLEXIBLE. THEY PROVIDE GUIDELINES, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THEY ALLOW FOR COMMON SENSE AND GOOD JUDGEMENT.

TIMES WHEN I AM FEELING STRONGER AND FOCUSED ON MY DIET I CAN MOVE THE BOUNDARIES CLOSER TOGETHER MAKING THE ROAD NARROWER. AND WHEN USING THE WIDER PLAN I CAN ADD MORE VARIETY. BUT NEVER GET OFF THE BOUNDARIES COMPLETELY. MEANING THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND AND EATING EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE KITCHEN SINK. . A WORK IN PROGRESS............


NARROW BOUNDARIES PLAN:

STAY 1200-1575 CALORIE RANGE

EAT AT LEAST 2 MEALS AT THE TABLE DAILY.

ATTEMPT TO EAT WITHIN HEALTHY FAT RANGE.

RECORD WHAT I ATE 7 DAYS A WEEK. ON SPARK OR ON PAPER.


5 DAYS WEEK OF EXERCISE (I STRUGGLE WITH WEIGHTS AND THE EXERCSIE I AMFOLLOWING FOR NOW ALLOWS ME TO CONCENTRATE ON CARDIO ONLY. FOR NOW I WILL FOLLOW THIS PLANU ITL THE END OF THE MONTH.

NO FRIED FOODS (I HAVE OVER COME MOSTE OF THE TIME FRIED CHICKEN AND OTHER FRIED FOODS) .

PIZZA DAY IS EVERY SATURDAY. I HAVE SUBSTITUTED THAT WITH A VEGGIE AND BEAN SALAD WITH A HEALTHY VERSION OF TORTILLA CHIPS OR OTHER GOOD FOR YOU MEALS. I USE LEAN CUISINE TOO.

NO SWEETS UNPLANNED. I WAS PLACED ON MEDICATIONS THAT MAKE ME HAVE LOW BLOOD SUGAR READINGS AND AT TIMES I HAVE TO USE HARD CANDIES I COULD USE GLUCOSE TABS BUT I FIND THAT BUYING THE BIGGER BOTTLE OF THEM IS MOR ECONOMICAL BUT CANDIES ARE CHEAPER. WHEN I AM ABLE I WIL PURCHSE THE BIGGER BOTTLE

PRACTICE BY FAITH PORTION CONTROL DAILY.


RESTRICTED EATING OUT!!! ONCE EVERY FEW MONTHS. I AM DOING GREAT WITH THIS AS I FOUND OUT THAT EATING OUT IS NT SO GREAT. MY BIRTHDAY WILL BE AN EXCEPTION. MAYBE SMALL OCCASSIONS.....

PRACTICE DRINKING 8 - 10 GLASSES OF WATER BY FAITH.


**GOALS TO BE WORKED OUT WITHIN MY DIABETIC PLAN AND MEDICATIONS. ***



WIDER BOUNDARIES PLAN:

CAL RANGE OF 1480-1800

NOW I REALIZE OVER EATING CAUSED ME TO JOIN SPARK IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE WHOLE POINT IS TO BE FLEXIBLE WITHOUT LOSING SIGHT OF GOALS THAT ARE IN PLACE.

EAT A HEALTHY DESSERT AT SPECIAL OCCASIONS WITH IN MY DIABETIC PLAN. MODERATION. BE AWARE OF TRIGGER FOODS. MY VIEWS OF SPECIAL IS CAKES OR PIES OR THE LIKE. I WIL MONITOR THIS

MY TRIGGERS ARE:

PIZZA-- I CROSSED IT OUT. IT HAS A NEGATIVE AFFECT ON MY BLOOD SUGARS AND I COULD NOT STOP AT ONE PIECE. .

NUTS-- ONLY WITH OATMEAL FOR BREAKFAST AND IN SMALL AMOUNTS.
IT IS SAID THAT IT IS BETTER TO HAVE UN-SHELLED NUTS THAT WAY YOU EAT LESS??? NOT ME ONLY WITH MY OATMEAL. MAKE IT YUMMY!

SWEETS--MODERATION CAN'T STOP ONCE I START. MY CHOICE WILL HEALTHY VERSIONS OF COOKIES FROM THE HEALTH FOOD STORE. PUDDINGS OR WEIGHT WATCHER PACKAGED CAKES ONLY. NO REGULAR CAKES OR COOKIES. OR OVER EATING. THIS HOW I GAINED THE WEIGHT AND CAUSED WEIGHT GAIN. AND POSSIBLY DIABETES((PLEASE NO OFFENSE* THIS IS MY VIEW AND* AND MY BLOG)). HARD CANDIES ARE USED FOR ONLY LOW BLOOD SUGARS.

PORTION CONTROL TRIGGER FOODS. AND ABSOLUTELY NO SWEETS IF EMOTIONAL EATING IS INVOLVED. THIS HOW I GAINED WEIGH AND BECAME DIABETIC*** AGAIN NO OFFENSE TO ANY ONE WHO IS DIABETIC. THIS IS MY BLOG*******AND MY PLANS ONLY!


BREAD ONLY WITHIN IN DIABETIC PLANS. BUT MY MY MY DO I LOVE IT!! . IN THE NEAR FUTURE I WIL USE TORTILLAS, WRAPS AND FLAT OUTS. I WIL ATTEMTP TOUSE EZKIELBREAD AND OMIT WHEAT BREAD BUT THE SPECIAL BREAS TEXTURE WAS AN ISSUE FOR ME.


POTATOES ONCE A MONTH. I LOVE CURLY FRIES BUT BAKED POTATOES ARE BETTER FOR YOU IN MODERATION. I ONLY USE SMALL NEW RED POTATOES.

6 GLASSES OF WATER DAILY.

EXERCISE 6 DAYS A WEEK IF I AM ON THE WIDE PLAN. BY FAITH.

RECORD ONLY 5 DAYS A WEEK WHAT I ATE.


***THESE GOAL WILL BE WITHIN MY DIABETIC GOALS AND MEDICATIONS******



DAY 5

MAGIC NOTEBOOK : JOURNAL WRITE YOUR THOUGHTS DOWN CONCERNING EATING. YOUR THOUGHTS, EMOTIONS. HELPS MANAGE YOUR EATING PATTERNS. OR EVEN WRITING ABOUT THE FOOD YOU CRAVE DESCRIBE IT ON PAPER OR ELSE WHERE. FOR EXAMPLE I USED TO CRAVE CERTAIN FOODS SUCH AS PIZZA. OH THE SMELL OF IT AND THE SIGHT USED TO MAKE MY KNEES ALMOST BUCKLE. BUT THAT WAS IN THE PAST. I THINK OF IT AS POISON TO ME. NOT THAT IT TASTE BAD. IT IS JUST NOT GOOD FOR ME AT THE PRESENT TIME. OR ANOTHER OPTION IS TO HAVE THE CRAVED FOOD AT ANOTHER TIME. I HAVE TRIED THIS AND I ENDED UP FORGETTING ALL ABOUT THE FOOD I THOUGHT I HAD TO HAVE.

UPDATE: I HAVE STARTED BACK MY OATMEAL THE WINTER MONTHS ARE HERE AND IT IS EASY TO EAT OATMEAL. I LEARNED TO LOVE GREEN TEA WITHOUT ANY SUGAR SUBSTITUTE. MY EXERCISE IS BEING WORKED ON. I WILL STAY ON TOP OF THIS WITH THE HELP OF MY FAITH. AFTER ALL I FOR SURE WALK BY FAITH AND NOT FOR SIGHT.

I LOVE CROCHETING AND I HAVE MADE SEVERAL ITEMS. I HAVE ALSO STARTED BEADING WITH WIRE. IT IS A GOOD STRESS RELIEVER TOO. AND I LOVE CREATING THINGS WITH MY HANDS.

BUT IN THE SUMMER I HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE SINCE SCHOOL WILL BE OUT. YES I AM PLANNING AND LOOKING AHEAD. EXERCISE WAS ON A TAIL SPIN THIS SUMMER AND I CAN NOT LET IT BE THIS SUMMER COMING.

  
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GETSALONG 10/17/2012 5:26PM

  emoticon oh my gracious, i had this image of busting through the road boundaries & landing in a ditch!!! LOL I so used to drive off those cliffs!!! I love this concept, that we can toodle on the side streets, the wider streets or zip down the highway!!!

my goodness, you have really worked on putting together a mealplan for your needs, i love those baby red potatos too! I have been trying to do things like oatmeal in the winter too, and you've probably seen me talk about quinoa. it's smaller & quicker cooking than rice and has a higher protein content so not as big bs spike with it.... I think all these things can so help, and when i'm doing them, my appetite is better. I found some ezekial tortillas I really liked, i would like to try their bread... i get a liitle scairt, cuz i could eat just bread & be happy! (with jam, toasted, lol ;)

I think the beading would be fun, i see such creative things people do, and think yeah, i'd like to do that! in pink of course ;)

emoticon gr8 job here, you sparked me today :)

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CRAFTINWIFE 10/15/2012 4:54PM

    emoticon plan.

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YJNANA 10/15/2012 3:39PM

    What is your 100 day Challenge??


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YJNANA 10/15/2012 3:38PM

    Long time no see how is the Tracking going???
I need to go back to that too, now that some fund raising is done, and eating should get back to normal around here.
I will FREEZE any left over candy bars we bought, for Halloween.



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HOPE CHEST CHALLENGE ON GOING

Friday, June 22, 2012


1. Drink about 8 glasses of water. need to pick it up more. it is easier to drink more water when it is hot. and it is hot here. think we are in a hot wave pattern.

2. Eat more fruit and veggies. I confess I bore easily. I am picky when it comes to certain veggies. with veggies i have to find a way to use seasoning without salt and butter. I am up for suggestions. With the fruits I will have to monitor my b/s for spikes. But cost is a factor so I will look for sales and frozen veggies. I decided to give up making a garden...when I found that I would be the only doing up keep. It is hot in the summer and I do not tolerate heat well. I can alway use the farmers market when it comes.

3. eat at least 3 whole grain daily.Need to pick this up. monitor spikes etc.

4. Some for form of exercise 6 times a week. I joined a gym and exercise is on going. I use the treadmill and spinning bike I use the program on the equipment to keep myself challenged. I use weight balls when I walk on the treadmill. Now I have not started lifting weight yet...but I have to come up with a routine I can live with. ON GOING!


5. Post Food, BS readings, and exercise. News on food posting I can be anal with this so I need to only post a dew days of the week the rest of the day I can journal in my exercise/diet book. BS readings done mainly on my gluco machine but I will start filling my readings booklet with my numbers. I love posting my exercise cause that motivates me. summer times can be challening when the kids are out of school the computer is extremely busy and it is a race to see who gets on first. LOL


6. Monitor emotional eating Closely------------ this includes prayer, and writing thoughts out on paper and talking things out. Negative thoughts!...The devil is a liar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still a work in progress! Need to work on this more. Also mindless eating is a killer need to over come this.

7. Cut off my night owl wings! Needs improving..found out that lack of sleep can delay weight loss. Now that is a reason to go to bed.


Diabetic updates new dr and things are going fine. a1c was 8.1 now it is 6.7 still need work but at least it is going in the right direction. dr added one more met pill which I had to get used to. If you know what I mean. Onglyza when junevia runs out.

The hope Chest Challenge is a storage box full of beautiful Clothes size 14 given to me by my wonderful and caring mother. Of course I am not a size 14 now. I am a couple sizer bigger but it does not have to stay that way. The goal is reachable and victory is just ahead. I use the hope chest it as a reminder of my goal this upcoming December 12, 2013.




  
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HA_MONICA83 9/4/2012 4:07PM

    Thats great! Keep it up! Loved the reminder of prayer and rejecting negative thoughts...and replacing them with truth! YOU are a winner--you belong to the King of Kings and He is perfecting you daily. Keep close to Him and keep on with this hope chest! :)


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CIERAPOET 8/6/2012 2:01PM

    Hello sis! What I do on vegetables in order to give variety in how I eat them are several things. I like to throw then in the oven with seasoning that I like maybe sprinkle a small amount of sea salt over them and spray with canned butter spray. I also use my Microwave and steam them with little water and lemon juice over them. I also may add extra virgin olive oil about a teaspoon because of its many health benefits. I eat baby carrots(organic) raw. Sometimes I've noticed being slow about eating my veggies because of the cleaning process. My suggestion is to clean them right after they are purchased. My goal is to buy all of my fruits and veggies organic which takes away all the extra pesticide in our bodies. Hopefully that gives you some help. I pray all is well with you and your family. Many blessings!
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YJNANA 6/23/2012 11:28AM

    Grace
Proud of your Plan :)
I don't have to worry about A1C but know how figuring out foods each day is a pill :)
But it Works
What Gym did you join?
I just joined the Y
it has an ActivTrax that I LOVE, a computer program
its good for 12 weeks, then I can buy it I guess?
Make sure you drink lots of water Especially if its HOT
Before you workout while you workout and After.
Congrats on lowering your A1C, :) emoticon

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GETSALONG 6/22/2012 9:46PM

  emoticonWow Gracie, I was just thinking the same thing! Big woohoos for the drop in your A1c, Sparktacular!

freggies, i find when i'm tired I get resistant to making them... and i don't like canned or plain boiled anymore... I adore them on the bbq, and I do a lot of medleys where I do like a stirfry using salt free broth and spices... depending on my mood for the spice, a lot of the regular Italian seasoning but sometimes asian with ginger or Indian with curry. It helps if I batchcook a big stirfry, enough for a couple dinners & lunches, so i can just reheat & eat :)

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JERSYGRL 6/22/2012 7:46PM

    You are doing fabulously! Congrats on lowering your A1C - awesome. Keep up the good work, keep the hope chest in mind and remember the devil is a good liar, but liar none-the-less. emoticon Carol

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HOPE CHEST CHALLENGE CONTINUING!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hope Chest Challenge


February 15, 2012


Just a little something...to keep me going.

Goals for this year. No I do not believe in New Year Resolutions.....


1. Drink about 8 glasses of water. This was going good. I need to pick it up more. Now I have a brita pitcher finally so No excuses. I have brought filters refill at our local discount store.

2. Eat more fruit and veggies. I confess I bore easily. So I will attempt to try new fruits and veggies. With the new fruits I will have to monitor my b/s for spikes. But cost is a factor so I will look for sales and frozen veggies. Hubbie said he would plow up the dirt for a garden. I hope he can so I can drop those veggies seed. I love fresh tomatoes and cukes. YUMMY!

3. eat at least 3 whole grain daily. I've done pretty good with this.

4. Some for form of exercise 6 times a week. 1-2 days of weights (HUGH
STRUGGLES).

NEWS When we got our taxes. I vowed to join our local gym (Not a fancy workout place) Hubbie and I only pay $30 quarterly. I love the challenge so this is going good. They have trainers but for now I do not want one. Besides some of those folks look like they gonna die while working with the trainers emoticon. I brought a pilates ball and I have 2 sessions with weights...but I hate weights. LOL!


5. Post Food, BS readings, and exercise. News on food posting I can be anal with this so I need to only post a dew days of the week the rest of the day I can journal in my exercise/diet book. BS readings done mainly on my gluco machine but I will start filling my readings booklet with my numbers. I love posting my exercise cause that motivates me.


6. Monitor emotional eating Closely------------ this includes prayer, and writing thoughts out on paper and talking things out. Negative thoughts!...The devil is a liar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still a work in progress!

7. Cut off my night owl wings! Some of these are old goals but I have not always been consistent and that is what it takes. Doing better but still needs improving.

The hope Chest Challenge is a storage box full of beautiful Clothes size 14 given to me by my wonderful and caring mother. Of course I am not a size 14 now. I am a couple sizer bigger but it does not have to stay that way. The goal is reachable and victory is just ahead. I use the hope chest it as a reminder of my goal this upcoming September 12, 2012.

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UPDATES THIS PAST MONDAY I DECIDED TO GET A DR THAT DEALS WITH DIABETES. MY FORMER DR WAS NOT TAKING MY SUGGESTION THAT MY DIABETES WAS CHANGING. I HATTED BEING IGNORED SO I GOT A NEW DR WHO NOT ONLY LISTENS BUT EXPLAINS THINGS TO ME. SHE GAVE ME A LOT OF OPTIONS FOR MY CARE. EVEN MENTIONED INSULIN....NOW IN THE PAST I WOULD HAVE RUN THE OTHER WAY WHEN ANYONE MENTIONED INSULIN. BUT I HAVE DONE SOME HOME WORK AND I HAVE SEEN SMALL NEEDLES---EVEN PENS ETC. NOW IF I HAVE TO I CAN EVEN DO NEEDLES. FOR NOW I WILL BE ON TWO NEW MEDICATIONS AND METFORMIN. IF MY A1C GETS BETTER RANGE WHO KNOWS??? SHE WILL MONTIOR ME CLOSELY.

ON CHEERIER NOTE I AM TRYING ON SOME OF THE CLOTHES FROM MY HOPE CHEST AND SOME OF THEM FIT ME BETTER. BUT I STILL HAVE HIPS. I NEED TO KEEP GOING. I TRIED ON A SUIT MOM GAVE ME ONE YEAR AGO (ALMOST GAVE IT AWAY BUT I DECIDED TO KEEP IT IN THE HOPES I WOULD FIT IN IT SOON) ANYWAY THE SUIT FITS...BUT IT IS A LITTLE TIGHTER THAN I LIKE ON MY THIGHS. IN THE MEAN TIME I AM STILL GOING FORWARD. OF COURSE GOD IS MY HELPER.

  
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MARYONAMISSION 3/15/2012 10:07PM

    Awesome Goals! You'll be rocking all the clothes in the hope chest in no time!
Also, good job finding a doctor that listens to you and takes you seriously.

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TRAINER_T 3/5/2012 2:09PM

    Great goals, keep them posted and updated!
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ANGELRAE76 2/23/2012 2:08AM

  So awesome! the progress you are making. Both my parents have Diabetes and it lurks in my future from what most Drs say. I say Pthhhh.... to them being so sure that I won't make every effort to avoid ending up on insulin( I am a bit needle phobic). I say "good for you" about finding a Dr that is willing to go over all your options and is so open with your possibilties. I think most of them would rather just put you on a med and forget about you=( My mom's friend had a good Dr that was more like yours. She even managed to work her way off the meds and now just manages her BS with diet and excercise only=)
Not sure if you are aware, but you can set your nutrition tracker to acknowledge you are diabetic and it should adjust your daily intake of carbs- protien- fat recommendations accordingly. I had mine set that way but since I am not yet Diabetic I had no A1c or other readings to enter so,I unset it, but I thought it was nice that you could track all your food, BS reading, etc. all in one place. I am assuming that the daily report on the nutrition tracker would help you with keeping your BS on an even keel then too but won't know until I talk to my friend Amanda As she is Diabetic and has hers set this way... I will let you know if she gets back to me about it and if you want me to.
I personally enter my food in for the day all at once before I eat anything and then run the reports to see where I need to go back and make adjustments. So far so good, averaging atleast 2 lbs lost per week. Bet I would be doing better if I had a hope chest though. What a great incentive emoticon

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LIFEWALK 2/15/2012 8:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonWow, you are making some wonderful progress in lots of areas! So glad you found a doc who takes your concerns seriously... after all, we're the ones who know when we wake up spitless!!! (grins ;) I hope that you see more wonderful progress with docs help!

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YJNANA 2/15/2012 10:51AM

    I "BELIEVE" in you Pat, I know you will be successful :)
The tracking is so Real..... we aren't fooling ourselves when we see it written out. I use a small notebook, and I use Points, but its based on Calories. When I stick with it, I am successful. The exercise is for sure going to effect your tests.
Keep up the good work.
Don't you love how clothes fit again, and even reach a point of being too big :) emoticon

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Hope Chest Challenge

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Just a little something...to keep me going.

Goals into next year. No I do not believe in New Year Resolutions.....

1. Drink about 8 glasses of water.

2. eat more fruit and veggies.

3. eat at least 3 whole grain daily.

4. Some for form of exercise 6 times a week. 1-2 days of weights (HUGH STRUGGLES).

5. Post Food, BS readings, and exercise.

6. Monitor emotional eating Closely------------ this includes prayer, and writing thoughts out on paper and talking things out. Negative thoughts!...The devil is a liar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7. Cut off my night owl wings! emoticon Some of these are old goals but I have not always been consistent and that is what it takes.

The hope Chest Challenge is a storage box full of beautiful Clothes size 14 given to me by my wonderful and caring mother. Of course I am not a size 14 now. I am a couple sizer bigger but it does not have to stay that way. The goal is reachable and victory is just ahead. I use the hope chest it as a reminder of my goal this upcoming September 12, 2012.

  
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SUNFLOWERGAL40 12/25/2011 4:02PM

    emoticon I love it! This is very similar to my 100 day challenge that I will be starting tomorrow. Well, I'm supposed to be starting it tomorrow. I've got to work out the details today in order to start tomorrow. Wishing you the best and sending lots of hugs and blessings as you go on this healthy lifestyle journey! emoticon

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YJNANA 12/18/2011 8:15PM

    You CAN Do it Pat, I know you can.
What great Goals you have.
Come share as you progress and let Sparks be your Support :)
Start getting rid of anything thats too big now.
I am telling you, the Fruits and Veggies as SNACKs is Key.
Thats my fav thing to grab and its working.
Yvonne

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LIFEWALK 12/18/2011 5:40PM

    Oooh Gracie, I luv! luv! luv! this!!! Can't wait to celebrate along the way as you knock these out & dig into the hopechest!!!

(ps, mind if I snag the idea, possibly for a team challenge? i really love this concept :)

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CARAMELO83 12/18/2011 2:05PM

    Clothes are always great motivation!! Those goals sound great and very attainable. How long are you going to give yourself to reach them?

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IOEINC 12/17/2011 4:09PM

    You can do if I can do it. My top weight was 242 lbs and I was a size 22. I was diagnosed with DM in June (lost about 30 lbs while undiagnosed and had no symptoms other than the gradual weight loss). Now with diet and exercise I have BSs under control and my weight is 155. I was the original couch potato. I was never a big eater but oohh did I love chocolate and sodas. Now I don't even want chocolate and have a diet soda once in a great while. I gained all my weight with three pregnancies and my oldest is 27 so all of my older clothes (yes I still have a lot of them) are 30 years out of date. And my clothes from even just two years ago are way too big. And I hate shopping for clothes. You will get to that size 14 to be able to wear all those beautiful clothes. It just takes hard work and perserverance. emoticon When you want that forbidden food just imagine yourself in one of your outfits and how everyone will be mesmerized by your beauty. And if you haven't tried the Edy's non sugar added fruit bars, they are heavenly when you crave something sweet. But they do contain sugar alcohols so if you are sensitive to them you might want to avoid them. Stick to your goals and you will be that size 14 in no time. ANd then everyone can say emoticon and emoticon

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100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE DAY 8

Friday, September 23, 2011

HELP ME, PLEASE!!!!!!!! emoticon.

TO GET THE SUPPORT INSTEAD OF CRITICISM FROM YOUR LOVED ONE. OH THAT IS A BIGGIE!!!!!!!

WHAT WOULD I HELP ME STAY ON COURSE???THIS INCLUDES EXERCISE FOR ME.

IN THE SPACE BELOW, WRITE A LIST OF THINGS THAT PEOPLE/LOVED ONES ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO SAY OR DO IN REGARD TO MY WEIGHT LOSS. EXAMPLES MIGHT INCLUDE OFFER YOU COMPLIMENTS, PROTECT YOU FROM DESSERT, OR CLEAR THE TABLE AFTER MEALS. ALSO CREATE ANOTHER LIST OF THINGS YOU DON'T EVER WANT PEOPLE TO DO SUCH SNATCH YOUR PLATE AWAY, GIVE LECTURES OR SAY YOU KNOW YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO EAT THIS....

THIS IS NOT EASY CAUSE HD DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO ENCOURAGE. HE HAD LITTLE GROWING UP!

WELL HERE GOES:

1. IT WOULD HELP ME IF YOU STOP PUTTING COOKIES ON THE COUNTER FOR ME TO SEE THEM.

2. I WOULD JUMP FOR JOY IF YOU STOP OFFERING COOKIES OR FOODS YOU KNOW I SHOULD NOT EAT.

3. PLEASE DON'T MAKE COMMENTS ABOUT WHAT I EAT OR HOW MUCH.

4. STOP BEING A FOOD POLICEMAN.

5. WE BOTH CAN BE FOOD POLICEMAN. BUT I VOW NOT TO POLICE YOU. IF YOU DON'T POLICE ME. lol!

6. IT WOULD HELP ME IF YOU STOP ASKING FOR FRIENDS TO BAKE YOU HOME MADE CAKES AND GOODIES DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON!! YOU KNOW THAT I STRUGGLE WITH SHOULD NOT HAVES.

6. PLEASE DO NOT INTERRUPT ME WHEN I AM EXERCISING. THIS IS MY TIME AND THIS IS FOR ME. I AM FIGHTING A NASTY BEAST CALLED DIABETES.

7. MAMA I KNOW I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT AND I KNOW YOU ARE ONE OF MY BIGGEST SUPPORTS! THANKS!

8. AND LASTLY I THANK FOR YOU SUPPORTING ME IN WAYS YOU DO SUPPORT ME. LOVE YOU HD AND MAMA!

I GUESS THAT IS IT! DO DAY SOME OTHER DAY............












































































































  
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TRAINER_T 9/28/2011 3:22PM

    I think you are right about having some house rules but make it sound more like a game.

Everytime HD does one of the things on the list he has to put $1 in a jar. This jar will fund something for YOU or him to do or just for a date night trip.

When he does do something right, let it be known, men love to be the king of the house :-) Like if he does not do something on the list bf bed thank him. Say I really enjoyed how you respected and helped me today with my fitness goals.

Compliments get more honey for sure!

Love the blog :-)

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LIFEWALK 9/24/2011 6:11PM

    emoticonoh my, were our HD's twins separated @ birth!!!

seems we keep having to have this conversation... this week it was chinese & mexican... i can hardly resist... as in not... (sighs) but i keep hoping it will stick!!! LOL ;) i do agree, it would be easier w/ support, but you said something that hadn't occurred to me.. my HD also grew up w/o any and he is eating the way he was raised... i guess this means change for them too, eh? thanks for posting this, u have given me something to ponder...

emoticonkeep up the good fight! i'm glad we can share support :)

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KEK_KEISH 9/23/2011 10:46PM

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Great blog! I'm sending positive vibes your way, I know the feeling. I know it can be challenging but PUSH THROUGH those distractions--You can do it!! Keep up the good work. Take care..

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